Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol.13, Issue 04, 2007; Page No.(713-716)

KOLAR WATER RESOURCE PROJECT AN ENVIRONMENTAL ECO- NOMICAL LIFE LINE FOR REMOTE AREA (TRIBAL PEOPLE) OF M.P. (A CASE STUDY)

Rajnish Shrivastava and Narendra Dave

Abstract

This paper presents the case study of Major Water Resource Project constructed on Kolar River a major tributary of river Narmada. The Kolar Project comprised construction of 44 m. high and 1 191 rn. long earthen/masonry Dam, 77m long spillway and a construction of 56 km of earthen channel to irrigate 25680 ha of land, in most of the villages of Budhni and Nasrullaganj Tehsil of Sehore district of M.P. The Project is in operation since 1989. The paper critically reviews "the environmental and economical development due to this water resource project".The physical benefits anticipated in the project report are compared with the actual accruing benefits.

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